We recently had a customer bring their adorable little puppy into our headquarters while they were picking up their new van. He was friendly, cute and while new to the family, he was definitely an integral part of our customer’s family.
This had us thinking not only about the benefits that animals have for wheelchair users, but also how our wheelchair vans benefit their whole family, even their service dogs.
Benefits of Service Dogs for Wheelchair Users
We probably don’t have to tell you that having a mobility assistance service dog provides many benefits for wheelchair users. Some of these include:
- Assistance with daily tasks: they can retrieve (or fetch) items like pill bottles, telephones, TV remotes, or anything else the user may not be able to easily get to. They can also assist with things like opening and closing non-switched doors, supporting the wheelchair users during seat transfers and picking up dropped items.
- Added safety and security: they can bark as an alert to strangers when emergency help is needed or should any sort of physical danger be a possibility for the wheelchair user.
- Social and emotional support: service animals can also provide support for wheelchair users in social settings, as they are therapeutic in difficult or unpredictable settings.
But what you may be unaware of are the benefits that handicap vans provide for the animals that service wheelchair users.
Benefits of Wheelchair Vans for Service Dogs
While it’s true that wheelchair vans are designed with wheelchair users in mind, they do offer many benefits to a wheelchair user’s family, caregivers and even their service dogs. Some of these benefits include:
- One-click remote access that service dogs can assist with.
- One access point for the wheelchair user and their service dog, speeding up the process for entering and exiting the vehicle.
- Durable flooring which prevents the wear and tear a dog could have on a van.
- A roomy cabin that has enough space for the whole family, including the service dog, which allows for the transport of the entire family in one trip.
Benefits from Rollx Vans
Want to learn more about the benefits of wheelchair vans or how your service dog can enjoy the benefits our wheelchair vans have to offer? Contact our sales team today, so we can learn more about what you’re looking for from a van.